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The Dock
The Dock

The Dock Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eatatthedock.com/index.html
  • Email: eatatthedock@att.net
  • Phone: (949) 673-3625
  • Hours of Operation: Closed Mondays & Tuesdays but available for buyout events, lunch or dinner.

    Dinner Hours of Operation
    Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street Parking. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to find available parking.
A word from The Dock
Waterfront alfresco patio dining with an infused continental menu and outstanding wine list of domestic and imported.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Cozy and quaint. Perfect spot to enjoy a romantic dinner and glass of wine. Situated right on the water. It is peaceful and inviting. I would recommend."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Liked it overall Really good brunch but not really outdoor dining"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Daughter and I had a great Sunday brunch last weekend at The Dock. We were charmed with the ambiance - indoor posh patio, open windows on one end overlooking water and yachts, white tablecloths/flowers on tables. Not only was the setting lovely, but the food and plating were outstanding and high quality. Their brunch offers two courses, with 8-10 choices per course - Mimosas and Bloody Marys avail also. Plenty of selections to create both breakfast and lunch combinations. For course 1, daughter had the quinoa salad and I had gravlox latkes - both delicious. For course 2, daughter had the gravlox eggs benedict and I had the brioche french toast with bacon. Diners at tables close by had equally wonderful looking food. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is a gem on Balboa Island. Everything about it whispers taste, attention to detail, wonderful seating with a great view, and fabulous food (I would say shouts, but it would destroy the ambiance). It is the go-to place for a wonderful night out or Sunday brunch in the Newport Beach-Laguna Beach area. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "While visiting from TX, I found this place by searching reviews. Enjoyed a brunch like no other. It was amazing. Would totally recommend this to friends and family. 5 stars all around."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "What another fabulous dinner at The Dock! I had the pork belly which was absolutely insane…so tender and the sauce had the perfect mixture of sweet and salty. Ordered the fish with gnocchi. The fish was moist and flavorful and the gnocchi melted in your mouth. My favorite part about this restaurant is the beautiful ambiance with comfortable seating and a gorgeous view of the bay. Every time I walk into the restaurant I am instantly in a great mood. I could eat here every night of the week."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great food, quiet and excellent service. Very nice evening."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Outstanding food, was very pleasantly surprised at the ingredients and execution. That said, the prices were extraordinary and I'm very used to major cities. They are priced on the highest end of West Coast dining. The location is certainly extraordinary and the service was very good but not outstanding. The tables are a bit close together, but with real estate like this it is to be understood. You can probably do better, but no one you bring would ever be disappointed dining here."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food and service was great. A fixed menu is usually not my favorite thing but they have some excellent choices. The only negative is that they charge you seperate for coffee. I can understand charging extra for alcohol such as the mimosas or bloody mary's, but coffee should be part of the fixed menu."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food quality definitely doesn't match the price. You pay for location here."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The wine is expensive. That is the only complaint. Our server, Jordan, was terrific just as others have stated. The ambiance of the Dock is terrific. Peaceful view of the water in a semi outdoor setting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a favorite for every reason... atmosphere, service but best of all the food.... all exceptional"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Had my anniversary brunch here on a quite Sunday afternoon and could not be happier. The spot is located on a "dock" right on the ocean. The view of the marina is just incredible. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Cutting the cake charge was not appreciated after we spent 800. Plus"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "pricey, but worth a one time visit. Fish was heavily salted so outside my normal eating habits. Wine was also pricey so glad I looked at the price list prior to ordering. Server did not bring bread until well into the meal when we requested it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was our second visit, but turned out to be one of the best meals we've ever had. This is now our favorite restaurant ever. The food is wonderful, the ambiance lovely by the inlet, the flowers, the pillows on the seats, wonderful service--all made for a delightful evening. It is not on a main street but so worth the trip. I would recommend it to everyone in the area, but I'm afraid then I couldn't get in! The only, very small, drawback was the lighting which needs some tweaking--the light over our table kept dimming and raising. But this is so small it's not really worth mentioning."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Thank you for setting up the dinner at The Dock. We asked to be put on priority for a waterfront table. The communication did get thru because our table was waterfront and a great spot. I liked receiving the follow up the day before with an email and phone call. The service was excellent with a gentleman named Jordon. It was my second time dining at The Dock and I received the best service both times (both times it was Jordon whom I do not have any affiliation). Jordon has a serious set of skills with regard to the food and wine list. Very impressive for a young guy. The food was a "10" this time, just like the first time. If I were to give any suggestion it would be to add light background music."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner 1/4/14. The service was very attentive (great job Jordan-our waiter). The menu was a little limited, however the food was excellent. My wife had the Tasmaninan Trout and I had the Risotto Paella. Both were fabulous. It was quiet and intimate, with boats going along the waterway. The prices of the meals were a little on the high side, however the food and the service were excellent. This is restaurant is a must."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "It was New Year's Eve so I'll give them a little grace. We waited 10 minutes in the foyer of the restaurant and no one showed up to great us. I finally called them and asked if anyone was hosting for the evening. The table that we were seated at was not ideal at all. The combination of chair, ( actually a bench seat) and table did not make for a great dining experience. The food , when it finally arrived to our table was very good albeit the rack of lamb was a little cool. When we asked to take the desert home with us and the bill they immediately appeared so I know some aspects were handle promptly. All in all , a less than desirable experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have eaten atThe Dock several times and just love it. What was especially great is that on New year's Eve with a set menu, the food was still spectacular."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We love the Dock. You feel like you are in another country when you dine there. The food is the best in OC. If you are so fortunate to have a Duffy or boat to cruise the bay to get to the Dock the experience is even better. My VERY FAVORITE."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Returned to the Dock because of the great food, service and ambience. Rave reviews from the others in my group."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Great food and great ambiance but be warned with alcohol. They do not have a liquor license for hard booze only beer and wine. Their corkage fee is $40 and is a one bottle per table maximum. $40 is the highest corkage fee I have ever heard of. French Laundry's corkage is not even this high. Their bottles of wine like most places (but even more here) are dramatically over priced. They really need to make some changes here as their food is really good. I really want to like this place and go back often however being nickled and dimed when you don't even have many options is not the Newport Beach way."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was great and the ambience was beautiful!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We've been to The Dock on several occasions in the past and enjoyed ourselves. First let me say that overall the service, was exceptional. The ambiance overlooking the water was amazing especially on this night with a full moon. However this time we ran into a few wrinkles that really soured the evening. First, The Dock has a crazy corkage fee...$40 and a 1 bottle maximum. Second, we all ordered the Rib Eye. The plating was not very inspiring (at least not what we've experienced in the past) and while the steak was cooked to our specification the quality of at least 1 of our steaks was very subpar. Third the desert was also uninspired and despite notifying the restaurant of the birthday they even brought out without a candle. Bummer..."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We took our clients for Sunday brunch and it was so wonderful. Unfortunately we did not have my favorite server "Jordan", but he always comes to our table It's 5 star!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "First time to Dock and we loved !! Scallops and steak tartar were spectacular. Cozy atmosphere. Extensive wine list. Jordan the waiter was very knowledgeable of the wines. Couldn't be better. We'll definitely return soon."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Okay the view is nice...Food was okay, service was very slow and got slower. I'm not really a brunch food person yet I keep ending up having brunch, which is my fault as I didn't pay attention to the hours, I thought I was going for lunch. Anyhow like I said, the view is nice..."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "My favorite spot in Newport Beach. The location on the water is perfect, the food is wonderful & the best wine list in town."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "The wonderful hostess was very accommodating and very gracious and pleasant for our seating adjustment during a busy evening. The serving were presented very well and delicious. We will definitely come back soon with friends to taste the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "i took my wife there for her birthday. It was a real treat. the table that we were given was excellent, quite, and the service and the food were 5 star."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We celebrated our 16th Wedding Anniversary at the Dock, but found it was a disappointing experience. While the first course selections were outstanding (butternut squash soup and crab salad), the duck entrée was unseasoned and excessively fatty. We were looking forward to ordering a special dessert, but instead we got the bill and a complimentary scoop of coconut ice cream. We hate coconut ice cream and presenting that with the bill put the final nail in the coffin. Looking forward to a do-over anniversary night out somewhere else."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Food was delicious. Our server though efficient was like a robot. It does not take much to smile once in a while."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We had been going here since it was Le Quai, and are so glad the same group is back!"
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but after our recent visit, we will not be going back. We had terrible service and even the food was outstanding, we will not go back."
    Dined on 8/22/2013